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2020 Calendar Photo Contest

Sea & Ski Realty 2020 Calendar Contest

Welcome to Sea & Ski Realty’s 2020 Calendar Photo Contest! This contest is an exciting way to share your area photos with the surrounding communities.

Share your eye catching photo from any one of our 5 serviced areas (Grey Highlands, Chatsworth, Meaford, West Grey, and the Town of Blue Mountains) to win 1 of 4 spots in our 2021 Calendar and 1 of 4 prizes (choice of $100 gift card to The Grey or Walter’s Falls Inn).

There is no fee to enter the contest, just an awesome photo of a local gem! Photo entries must be landscape setting, and we require written permission from any people in the photo, along with a submission form per photo. Check out this quick guide to choosing a winning photo!

Current Contest Period

Entry period 1: February 1 – March 4, 2020. Voting period 1: March 5 – March 19, 2020.

Prizes

There are 4 full pages to win (1 each season).

Grand Prize (4):

1 person from each entry period (4) will win based on popular vote. This person will receive their photo with their name in the season their photo was taken in the calendar, as well as your choice of $100 gift card to The Grey in Thornbury or Walter’s Falls Inn & Spa. The winners will also of course receive a 2021 Calendar!

Bonus Prize

Most Votes Overall:

At the discretion of Sea & Ski Realty, the person whose photo collects the most votes over all among all entry period may win the cover of the calendar. We are looking for something really special to take this possible bonus prize!


Please note: Prize winners will be determined after each voting period has closed as set in the Rules & Regulations. Calendars will be mailed out to all winners in late November 2020. If you have any questions, please visit our FAQ section or contact Courtney at 1-800-861-7289 or seaandskimarketing@gmail.com.


Rules & Regulations

Please read the below forms. If participating in the contest, the Rules & Registrations Form must be read, as well as the Registration Form filled out (online or print) which then needs to be sent along with your photo submission for it to count as a valid entry. Online form sends automatically, only print form needs to be scanned and attached in addition to photo in email.

Rules & Regulations (Download)
Registration Form (Online Form) | Registration Form (Download)
Photo Release Form (Download) *To be filled out separately by any people in the photograph taken.

FAQ

Q: How do I submit?
A: To submit your photo, you must email the photo along with your completed and signed Registration Form to seaandskimarketing@gmail.com permitting you are eligible as outlined in the Rules and Regulations. If using the online form option, it will send automatically and therefore does not need to be included in the submission email with your photo(s).

Q: What kind of photo can I submit?
A: To qualify for the contest, submit a photo from any one of our 5 serviced areas (Grey Highlands, Chatsworth, Meaford, West Grey, and the Town of Blue Mountains). Photos must be landscape orientation (wider than tall), high quality, taken at maximum resolution (2550 x 1650 or higher), sharp and in focus. Images will be pre-approved by Sea & Ski Realty before they are posted to social media for voting. Photos can be of landscapes, nature, buildings and wildlife including animals. If the photo contains a person or people, you must be able to confirm and provide written authorization from that person for Sea & Ski Realty to use the photo. It is preferred that the photo not feature a person or people.

Wondering if your photo is the right choice? Check out this quick guide to choosing a winning photo.

Q: How are votes counted?
A: Votes are counted by giving the photo a “LIKE” on each respective social media platform – Facebook and Instagram

Q: How long is the contest open?
A: The contest has 4 different entry and voting periods to capture photos from each season. Entry period 1: February 1 – March 4, 2020. Voting period 1: March 5 – March 19, 2020. Entry period 2: March 26 – June 7, 2020. Voting period 2: June 8 – June 21, 2020. Entry period 3: June 28 – September 8, 2020. Voting period 3: September 9 – September 22. Entry period 4: September 22 – October 15, 2020. Voting period 4: October 16 – October 31, 2020. This ensures the time for final numbers to be calculated and to ensure the time is allotted to have the calendars printed.

Q: Is there a fee to participate?
A: There is no fee to participate, however we require a registration form including a photo release form to be submitted in conjunction with the photo.

Q: Who gets one of the calendar pages?
A: There are 4 pages to win (one each season). Public voting of the submitted photos will determine each winner.

Q: If I win, what happens next?
A: If you win one of the 4 spots, you will be contacted directly via email by a Sea & Ski Realty staff member regarding photos and photo quality. A high-resolution version of the winning photo must be provided by the agreed upon date to be included in the production of the calendar. If your image does not meet the resolution requirements, or you do not provide a high-resolution version of your image by this time, your spot will be given to the runner up.

Q: Can I be disqualified?
Sea & Ski Realty reserves the right to disqualify an entry based on objectionable content or depiction of a person or people in a photo. All submissions are subject to approval upon being posted.

Q: What will Sea & Ski Realty do with my entry once it has been uploaded?
A: By agreeing to the waiver, you will also acknowledge and give permission to Sea & Ski Realty to use your name, story and photo entered in future various publications and materials, including the 2021 Sea & Ski Calendar.

Q: How do I vote?
A: Voters must LIKE the photo they wish to vote for to be cast as a vote. Voting will take place on Instagram and Facebook. No limit to number of votes in a voting period. 1 Like = 1 vote, therefore, voters can only vote once per photo. It is encouraged to share your photo once voting has opened and get family and friends to vote for your photo to increase your chances of winning.


Didn’t find the answer to your question here? Contact Courtney at 1-800-861-7289 or seaandskimarketing@gmail.com.